EPISODE 206: LEAH CEVOLI (PART 3)

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In Episode 206, Trev sits down for the third and final part of his chat with actress, producer, and crowd-funding guru Leah Cevoli – to talk about body image. And this isn’t just for the ladies – we chat about the dudes, too: how self-love is both a practice and a service, where to draw the line in a society that often confuses body acceptance with enabling unhealthy behavior, and, specifically in terms of casting, where the “middle” people go. Total running time: 47:40. Leah's Links … [Read more...]

EPISODE 205: LEAH CEVOLI (PART 2)

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In Episode 205, AJ shares how he plans to continue working bi-coastally once he re-relocates to L.A., and Trev shares a bit about his upcoming Climate Reality Leadership Corps training (hippie alert). Then Trev sits down for Part 2 of his chat with actress, producer, and crowd-funding guru Leah Cevoli to talk ALL ABOUT crowdfunding – and not just how Sean Astin (yep, that Sean Astin) – ‘kickstarted’ her crowdfunding consultation business, but also how she’s grown and remind her methodologies … [Read more...]

EPISODE 204: LEAH CEVOLI (PART 1)

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In Episode 204 of Inside Acting, AJ shares about booking the office and his upcoming UCLA class, and Trev dives into Part 1 of his chat with actress, producer, and crowd-funding Leah Cevoli to talk about her unconventional journey to Hollywood (and acting!), how she went from touring with the band Poison to a recurring role on the HBO shows Deadwood, and how she can trace it all back to one core philosophy: doing your best for people. Total running time: 40:11. Leah's Links for … [Read more...]

EPISODE 203: BRANDI FORD (PART 3)

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In Episode 203, Trev and AJ talk commercials and currency, and AJ shares a cautionary tale about moving cross country before Trev sits down for the third and final part of his chat with actress and filmmaker Brandi Ford, in which Brandi breaks down, in detail, how she took her idea for a story to an award-winning HBO-featured film. Take notes! (Or, if you’re a Member, sign in to the boards and download our point-by-point summary for reference for YOUR next project.) Total running time: … [Read more...]

EPISODE 202: BRANDI FORD (PART 2)

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In Episode 202, AJ gets ready to re-relocate – and is totally at ease with it – while Trev opens up a discussion about the dance between being open to possibility, and saying no to opportunities that aren’t aligned with your vision. Then they respond to a voicemail about where to seek training outside of school – and how to choose a school – before Trev sits down for Part 2 of his chat with award-winning actress and filmmaker Brandi Ford, to talk significant others, how she built her perfect … [Read more...]

EPISODE 201: BRANDI FORD (PART 1)

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In Episode 201, Trev and AJ catch up after their mini-vacation and respond to a listener question about when to innovate versus throw in the towel before Trev sits down with the beautiful and brilliant Brandi Ford – actress, filmmaker, baker (hello thrival job!) and mother of 3. In Part 1, Brandi shares about her journey from childhood onward: from being a young mom in college, to teaching middle school, to planning weddings, to doing background and commercial acting – and how being selfish, … [Read more...]

EPISODE 200: ‘DEFIANCE’ Q&A

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In Episode 200 – the first episode of Season 8! – we bring you the unedited audio from our live-streamed Q&A panel with the creative team behind the hit SyFy show Defiance. We recorded this panel in front of a live audience last week, and it is chock full of golden DIY nuggets: from storytelling theory, to writing tactics, to composing and scoring ideology, to creating alien languages – we covered it all in this hour-and-a-half-plus session. There’s even a little bit in there about acting … [Read more...]

EPISODE 199: 2015 Q2 REVIEW

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In Episode 199 – the final episode of Season 7! – Trev and AJ take a step back and continue the process of regular, intentional reflection with their Q2 review: a raw and intimate look back at the past 90 days to debrief on what’s working, what’s not, and what’s next. Follow along by downloading their LOAs (linked in the show notes below), and by checking out the key takeaways from their chat (also below). Total running time: 1:03:12. 2015 Q2 Review – Key Takeaways: the power of … [Read more...]

EPISODE 198: EMILY ROSE (REDUX – PART 3)

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In Episode 198, Trev and AJ talk about the power of filling the well – especially early in the day – and about Trev’s upcoming Climate Reality Leadership training. Then they respond to a great listener question about where and how to scare up work without spending all day clicking and submitting… and/or sending unsolicited taped auditions. Then Trev and AJ open the shimmering golden doors of the podcast archives to revive the third and final part of their long-ago chat with actress Emily Rose … [Read more...]

EPISODE 197: EMILY ROSE (REDUX – PART 2)

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In Episode 197, Trev and AJ talk about… camping – read: the power of presence and restoration – as well as respond to a listener question about life, career, and living where the work and/or happiness have the path of least resistance. Don’t be fooled by the 1/12th! Then Trev and AJ open the platinum-plated doors of the podcast archives to revive Part 2 of their long-ago chat with actress Emily Rose (Haven, Graceland, Uncharted), in which she shares why she feels it’s ideal to have both and … [Read more...]